You would not believe the phone calls coming in today from people about this. What do we do, me and my family are scared to drive our car? I think I need to trade this car in? My car was just there a week ago and how come this wasn't taken care of?
Turn the fucking car off!!!! The people were obviously well off and accomplished enough to afford a lexus and support a family but could not figure out how to turn off a car? Darwin would be smiling. The drivers stupidity cost all four of them their lives.
so i want to say this was a new car where no key was in the ignition, it had a push start button...
brakes didnt work and the intersection appears to be a T...
on the news they said if u hold the push start button down for 3 seconds the car turns off... dont know about u guys but i wasnt aware of that...
lastly, some of you guys are pretty harsh for a family that just died... in the moment is different than at home watching on youtube... and of course you are all professional race car drivers with 50+ years of experience... i dont know the level of experience of the driver...
people died... chill out
-R.I.P Matt, I'll see you again one day...
"California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, 45, and three others
were killed Aug. 28 on State Route 125 in Santee, a town near San
Diego. The runaway car was doing more than 120 mph when it hit a sport
utility vehicle, launched off an embankment, rolled several times and
burst into flames"
[QUOTE]The brakes arent very effective if the car is WOT because the brake assist is run off of vacuum and vacuum gets pretty low if you really mash on the go pedal. Just something to remember /QUOTE]
TURN THE CAR OFF! yeah good idea guys... no breaks and no power steering at 120mph!!! you really expect things to end differently then? seriously guys!! some of you are not any more intelligent than the guy who called 911. Put the fucking car in N hell even P STAND ON THOSE FUCKING BREAKS until they catch fire if you have too. or better yet, realize the fucking floor matt is wadded up under your feet and fix it before you drive off. honestly how can you not tell that the matt is holding the peddle down? Its happen to me. you know what I did?? I fucking looked down to see what was the problem was. The parents should have died. why? BECAUSE THATS THE FUCKING PRICE YOU PAY FOR BEING STUPID! AND TAKE YOUR TWO STUPID KIDS WITH YOU. they are not going to help our society
Their are lots of stupid people in the world, Nothing can fix stupid !!!!! Put the car in neutral.. Motor may or may not even blow up. Even with the engine off you can still steer and stop the car. I expect we will be seeing more of this as more cars drive by wire with no mechanical connections